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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior Member

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    I agree, best service of any retailer from which I've purchased. No customs fee on this one because Frans marked as US origin. Previous purchase from him I paid $64 so was glad we figured it out this time around. Love the Frans Boone makeups and will definitely buy from him again.
     


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    I don't do crepe, but these look sharp nonetheless. :nodding:
     


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    Can anyone help me with some last information?

    Alden for Brooks Brothers LHS and Tassel, Van and Aberdeen respectively? Size down/TTS?
    I have a low instep, which last would suit me best?
     


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    Has anyone ever come across a double soled version of the unlined suede chukka? I find the standard single sole on the unlined chukka a bit thin.
     


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    CXL Brixtons arrived

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    The customs fee is still a gamble FYI. I just got the cigar plain toe boot from them and was hit with a fee of $117!! The package was clearly marked same as yours with US origin.
     


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    I have both. You are correct on lasts. As for low instep inquiries, I will defer to someone who has the same issue.

    Van - 1/2 size down; and perhaps also one width down
    Aberdeen - TTS
     


  9. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior Member

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    Thanks man
     


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    I've read comments where people say a lot of Alden boots appear clunky and blocky but I'm finding the exact opposite.

    In fact, I sent my last pair of 10d plain toe boots back for a 10 1/2 d hoping to remedy this aesthetic dilemma.

    Perhaps I'm just too use to my RWs, but when I had the Aldens on my feet appeared disproportionately small compared to the rest of my body. Worst part is: my girlfriend even thought the same, so I know it wasn't just a skewed perception issue from myself.

    Can tightness of pants counteract this a lot, in your personal experience?

    Furthermore, I like the Plain toes a lot, looks wise just about the same as the 1000 Mile boot. However, would you agree that the leather and durability overall is in Aldens favor here? Anyone have/had both who can comment?
     
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    Ouch, good to know. Thanks for the heads up and congrats on your new boots.
     


  12. ThArtOfWardrobe

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    Wow those are gorgeous. Love the laces. Congrats man.
     


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    I think people who refer to the "clunkiness" of Aldens are generally using this as a term of endearment (assuming they are Alden fans of course [​IMG]). It is sort of a quintessentially "American" look. When compared to the sleeker English made shoes and boots, Aldens are significantly heavier looking. I don't think it is fair to compare them to Red Wing when you are strictly looking at sleekness/clunkiness.
     
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    I'm normally a 10D in the Barrie last. I ordered a pair of the unlined chukkas through Leffot and Steven sized me up a 1/2 size and put me in an E width (So I'm in a 10.5E in them). I'm very happy with the fit.
     
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    A lot of people debate this, but non-Indy Alden shoes and boots are essentially "dress" or "dress casual" shoes and boots... Red Wings are work boots, so they will look more substantial. They are simply a different look. If you don't wear dress shoes all the time, Alden shoes may look "small" relative to your other wear. Smaller leg openings will help.
     


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